According to as recent article from the American Institute of Stress, having a pet can add years to your life and reduce stress. One of the first studies in this area showed that the survival rates of heart attack victims who had a pet were 28% percent higher than those of patients without pets. Another study showed that having a pet nearby or petting an animal companion blunted the sharp rise in blood pressure and heart rate that occurs with public speaking.
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